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dc.contributor.supervisor Atleo, Marlene (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) en
dc.contributor.author McFadden, Marni
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-06T16:14:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-06T16:14:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-06T16:14:53Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3891
dc.description.abstract Background: Pediatric obesity is a serious health issue, with an exceedingly high prevalence, having both short and long-term consequences. The Family Lifestyle Program (FLP) provides treatment services to families struggling with pediatric overweight and obesity living in the Winnipeg Health Region. Purpose: To determine whether caregivers’ nutrition knowledge and/or their attitudes about nutrition change as a result of attending the family group education sessions of the FLP. Methods: In this quantitative exploratory research, 17 caregivers (68% female) attended at least four out of five family group education sessions and completed a self-administered survey over three time periods of the program intervention, spanning approximately eight weeks from Time 1 to Time 3. Results: Caregiver nutrition knowledge did not change. Significant changes in three of the four attitude measures across three time periods were observed, related to caregiver attitudes toward their child’s and their own eating habits, program specific nutrition content (label reading and meal planning), and the perceived effort in providing foods to family and in role modelling of healthy behaviours to family members. Conclusions: The family group education sessions assisted the caregivers apply nutrition knowledge through participation in the program intervention, to improve their confidence with following healthy eating principles and role modelling these behaviours to their family members. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject pediatric obesity en
dc.subject caregivers en
dc.subject parents en
dc.subject nutrition en
dc.subject attitudes en
dc.subject knowledge en
dc.title Changes in healthy eating knowledge and attitudes of caregivers attending a family-based pediatric obesity program en
dc.degree.discipline Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Lengyel, Christina (Human Nutritional Sciences) Renaud, Robert (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) en
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en
dc.description.note May 2010 en


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